A police officer was arrested on Saturday after allegedly driving a vehicle under the influence of alcohol.
Loop News was informed that at approximately 3:20 p.m. yesterday, officers from the Southwest Division Emergency Response Patrol Unit were patrolling along the SS Erin Road, when upon reaching the vicinity of Los Bajos, they observed a green Isuzu truck driving behind another recklessly marked police vehicle.
The truck eventually collided with the police car and both vehicles pulled to the side of the roadway.
According to the police, no one was injured and during the checks, no vehicle suffered significant damage.
However, when the truck driver was questioned about what had happened, he pulled out his police department ID and shouted loudly, “I’m the police!” I’m the police! What do you want ?”
He then allegedly began to act hysterically and abusively towards other officers at the scene.
During the conversations, the LES agents detected an odor of alcohol on the driver’s breath and he was asked to give him a breathalyzer.
The reading was 75 micrograms per milliliter of breath, however, the legal limit in this country is 35 micrograms per milliliter of breath.
The agent was also unable to produce a valid insurance certificate for the vehicle.
As a result, he was immediately arrested.
He is expected to appear in court on Monday.
More information on this as it becomes available.